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Verifone Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  1. "Stay away!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Verifone full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team members and industry with growth potential

    Cons

    So many cons, it's hard to keep track but here are just the few:
    -it's a tribal culture here, you will get promotion only if you belong to a privileged group, have family ties with upper management, or a former colleague of executives
    -they don't like feedback, today even One of the executive publically asked people not to leave negative comments on social media, Not sure what world are they living in.
    - they have no strategic direction, just following what competition is doing
    -engineering is week with no real innovation
    - competent people leaving or already left
    - salary is lower than market
    - management don't walk the talk, they have different rules for the staff than what they actually do themselve
    - only director and above get the equity as the rest don't deserve to be retained per management

    Advice to Management

    Please stop supporting your kith and kins and focus on what investor and market desires
    Get out of your self created bubble and address the real issues in the ground


  2. "Watch out for yourself!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Verifone full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - POS industry leader so you get experience with popular POS products
    - unlimited vacation (if your manager agrees)

    Cons

    - The senior engineering management is a revolving door of VPs that have short term perspective (what can I say I accomplished here). They have little consideration for the people doing the work and make a habit of not communicating fully.
    - My experience is that salary compensation is good but a lot of employees claim it is not competitive. I think this may be additional evidence of management problems.
    - no diversity. Management claims they want a diverse workforce but I have no idea why so many minority and women quit.

    Advice to Management

    Plan to stay a while. Take some time to really listen to the people and be honest with them. Verifone leads the industry - dance with who brought you to the party!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Verifone full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and good work life balance

    Cons

    Terrible benefits
    Lack of vision
    Terrible leadership team
    No ability to move up
    Use of threats and scare tactics to motivate team
    etc

    Advice to Management

    Need to take a hard look at upper management


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Director Product Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Verifone full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good vacation polices as of 2016

    Cons

    No clear leadership from middle management and vice presidents, lack of communication, lack of internal promotions as they always tend to hire from outside which leads to high turnover rate, low morale

    Advice to Management

    Serious re-evaluation of your leadership teams and the communication that makes it way down from the top.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Verifone full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of ONE... NOT ONE!

    Cons

    Stress-level is best described as a "heart attack waiting to happen". MANY, MANY employees with severe health issues due to being overworked, understaffed, and treated like a pack animal. "THE BIG LIE" is "I REALLY feel like we're getting ready to turn a corner". THAT CORNER doesn't exist. Verifone is the epitome of everything negative, heartless, and cruel associated with today's corporate America.

    Advice to Management

    QUIT.... tell your teams to RUN AWAY! RUN FAR, FAR AWAY!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Verifone (More than a year)

    Pros

    talented people in some teams

    Cons

    bad and bossy managers who micro manage all the time.people who butter others will sustain no room for career improvement

    Advice to Management

    clean up useless people and retain people who work


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Do Not Take This Leap"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verifone full-time

    Pros

    Taxi Division - Long Island City Location
    Very nice colleagues overall
    Shut Down's 2x a year
    Shuttle Service
    Food provided

    Cons

    Weak Management
    Disorganized division of work
    Manager extraordinarily controlling and manages using fear tactics
    Upward mobility not based on quality of work,only on who you know.
    Career advancement based on friendships, not quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    Disorganized work environment at the foot of the manager and his under-qualified henchwoman.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Don't ever work there"

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    Former Employee - QA Manager
    Former Employee - QA Manager

    I worked at Verifone (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing, do not work there

    Cons

    Everything. you will be yelled at all day long

    Advice to Management

    Stop yelling at employees


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Verifone full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and personnel that want to do their best

    Cons

    Too many "Bosses" and not enough "Workers". Senior VP and above worry about their bonuses so they make cuts/lay-offs in order to "look good" and save money. It's a horrible place for morale. They perform a worker survey every year and it's nothing more than "lip service" because they "say" they are going to change things but it's the same old thing, year after year. Do more with less is a joke, it's more like do more with nothing. CIO, CFO, and CEO all need to be replaced before it's too late!

    Advice to Management

    Hire additional staff in IT and stop worrying about your bonuses. You can't add more floors on a crumbling foundation - this is basic IT management 101. It's just a matter of time before there's a huge IT outage and the company goes under.


  10. "Management, Training, & Job Security is Absent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software QA Engineer in Clearwater, FL
    Former Contractor - Software QA Engineer in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Verifone as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Coffee, Flexible Work Hours, Good Pay

    Cons

    Poor Job Security
    90% of Employees are Contract
    Absent Management
    No local team lead support,
    No Training,
    No Benefits,
    No Vacation,
    No Healthcare,
    No Benefits,
    4-5 Pointless Meetings Per Day

    Advice to Management

    Hire better Team Leads who will actually show up.
    Managers & Team Leads are all working remote.
    Offer better Training and offer full-time opportunities
    and maybe you won't have to pay such above industry-salaries.
    Turnover is way too high!


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